Experiments with diatomic molecules

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Hello! I was wondering if there are papers presenting ideas of experiments (ideally searching for new physics, but not only) involving diatomic molecules, that were quite out of reach when they were published but we might have the technology to implement them with the current technology (or in the near future). For example I came across this paper, which talks about time varying Schiff moments and the advantage of using radioactive molecules. This was published in 2011 but last year RaF spectra was measured, so doing that kind of experiment using a radioactive molecule might not be that far away. I would really appreciate if people can point me towards similar papers that not many talked about as they seemed too unrealistic when they were published. Thank you!
 

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I can't think of many of these that are unique to molecules. For example, eEDM started in atomic Hg, the Sr2 molecular clock at Columbia was (I suspect) inspired by JILA's very successful atomic Sr clock, and all the quantum information/simulation stuff (KRb, CaF in tweezers, etc) was inspired by a long tradition of atomic experiments. More often than not, you can start by looking for atomic experiments that would benefit from the charaxteristics of molecules.

One molecule-specific example is the physics of chirality, specifically looking for interactions that mix isomers. Essentially do a Ramsey or Rabi measurement of the precession rate from left handed to right handed molecules due to P-violating physics. I know of two groups working on this, but results could be a decade away.
 

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